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ESL Jobs in China
An increasing number of Chinese parents are fond of western style education. Thus, ESL teachers are in great demand in China. ESL courses are designed for international and immigrant students. In class, students can not only improve their English, but also learn a lot about British and American culture. Chinese students need to be more proactive, overcome shyness, speak up more and dare to show themselves in front of others. ESL should encourage students to become more involved in classroom learning through role-playing, group discussions, critical thinking, and presentations. Therefore, to be an ESL teacher, You should not only have a native command of English, but also have a good grasp of the essence of western education.
First-tier cities like Beijing and Shanghai require classroom based TEFL certifications or combined TEFL certificates that include online and classroom hours. If you are unsure about a TEFL course, go with a TEFL provider that will provide you with a certificate that does not have ‘online’ stamped across the front of it. Your 120 TEFL hours must be listed on the same certificate. The Chinese government will not accept multiple certificates from multiple course.
Online Teaching Jobs in China
Yeah, this is an easy way to start teaching English to you far east clients. Tens of thousands of Americans are teaching English remotely, connecting with the vast majority of Chinese eager to learn the language, thanks to advances in global communications technology and huge investments in Chinese online education companies.Tutoring can be a meaningful work option for people in rural communities far from the main job market.
Teachers are preferred to be native English speakers, hold a bachelor’s degree and live in the U.S. Working experience with children is a plus. Average pay is $12 to $20 an hour, with most teachers starting at around $14 an hour. Each tutoring session lasts 30 minutes.
International School Teacher Job in China
If you have a formal teaching qualification and an undergraduate degree, Shanghai’s international and bilingual schools often offer even better packages and a wider range of subjects. These cater both to local and expat children (although largely the former). Your pay offer should increase if you hold any further qualifications – possibly the only time you’ll be able to cash in on that sociology MA.
Starting salaries at this level should be at least 20,000rmb per month plus allowances; most schools provide at least medical insurance (check the level of cover; bills can be horrific), housing (normally around 8,000rmb), shipping and flights, plus school lunches of varying quality. Check your contract for other perks, too: contract completion or attendance bonuses, for example. A standard contract at an international school lasts two years, but can often be extended for further bonuses and raises.
Finding a Teaching Job in China
For the widest range of possible job options, check out job listings sites and agencies. In the former category, Dave’s ESL Cafe has a broad range of listings for TEFL/ESOL/other-acronym-of-choice jobs. It also hosts a lot of useful resources and chat boards, and the most naughties design you’ll have seen in at least a decade. And, obviously, HiredChina-teaching jobs is a great resource for finding these positions, with tons of new job listings every week.